It has been almost a decade since the untimely death of actor Paul Walker at the age of 40 in a tragic car accident. However, his brother Cody is keeping Paul’s memory alive in a touching way.
According to a report by People, Cody Walker and his wife Felicia have recently welcomed a newborn son and named him Paul, as a tribute to the late “Fast & Furious” star. The baby boy’s full name is Paul Barrett Walker, affectionately known as “Bear,” and he arrived into the world in the past month.
Cody Walker expressed his reasoning behind the name choice, stating, “This November will mark 10 years since we lost my brother, Paul, and I just felt now was the appropriate time.” He further shared that the name Paul has a significant family history, as Paul Walker IV was his brother’s full name, continuing a name tradition that goes back four generations. Despite outgrowing their father in height, Paul was fondly referred to as “little Paul” or “Paul 4” within the family.
While the news of Cody and Felicia naming their son after Paul Walker has garnered attention, confirmation from their representatives is still pending.
Paul Walker’s tragic passing occurred in late November 2013, during the production of “Furious 7.” After a period of pause, filming eventually resumed with Cody and their other brother Caleb serving as stand-ins for Paul’s character.
The circumstances surrounding Paul Walker’s death involved a fatal car accident. He was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, driven by a racing team partner. The vehicle collided with a light pole and caught fire in Santa Clarita, California, approximately 30 miles north of Hollywood.
In a heartwarming twist, Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow Walker Thornton-Allan, recently made a cameo appearance in the latest installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, titled “Fast X.”
Meadow shared a preview of her appearance in the film on her verified Instagram page, expressing the significance of being part of the movie. She highlighted her upbringing on set, watching her father, along with stars like Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, and Chris Bridges (Ludacris).
Growing up within the “Fast” family, Meadow expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to now be part of the franchise that played such a significant role in her life. She emphasized the deep connection she felt to the series, as the first film was released when she was just one year old.
In conclusion, Paul Walker’s legacy continues to be cherished by his family. Cody Walker’s decision to name his newborn son after his late brother symbolizes the enduring love and remembrance they hold for Paul. As the “Fast & Furious” franchise moves forward, Meadow Walker Thornton-Allan’s cameo appearance serves as a poignant reminder of her father’s enduring impact and the bond shared by the “Fast” family.